Guam Lawmakers Pass Law Allowing Chemical Castration of Sex Offenders

Lawmakers in the U.S. territory of Guam narrowly approved a bill earlier this month that would allow chemical castration of convicted sex offenders ahead of their release back into society, the Pacific Daily News reported on Sept. 4.

“This is a good day for the island of Guam,” said Sen. Brant McCreadie, who introduced the “Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act” to reduce recidivism rates of sex offenders at the island’s prison, the media outlet reported.

“It’s an important message; it’s a message that we as a body will not support this type of crime any more,” said McCreadie, who is a Republican. “It’s a stern, loud-and-clear message to any offenders out there that there’s going to be consequences.”